To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
by Kulangara Sivadas, Foothill Ranch, California Editor’s note: This story is one person’s anecdotal experience. He has asked Western-trained physicians to comment on it. Their remarks are added at the end of the story. In addition, we recommend you read this Johns Hopkins Medicine page about Ayruveda. For more than three years I’ve been contemplating…
What’s so great about the MOVE study? A lot, if you are research geeks like us or care about getting treatments to patients sooner. MOVE is what’s called an “observational” or “natural history” study of people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy…
Upcoming Featured Events
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET | 7-8pm CT | 6-7pm MT | 5-6pm PT This monthly meeting is for those of you who are providing care to loved ones with FSHD. This virtual meeting is a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, challenges, and helpful tips with other caregivers. This month, we have...Find out more »
This is our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness, held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET (if Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday). The Wellness Hour is open to everyone in the FSHD community. This is your time to enjoy the company of fellow FSHers,...Find out more »
9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT This month's guests are Ally Roets and her son, Sam Ellis. Together with Kristin Zwickau, they are co-leading our early-onset FSHD chapter for families that have members who developed symptoms of FSHD in early childhood. This form of FSHD brings...Find out more »